Design Awards 2014
McInnes Gardner Architects
We were asked to modernise and deliver a minimalist yet striking design, enhancing the virtues of the original house concept and opening spaces as required to meet modern expectations and energy standards.
We added a new Gallery extending from the Entrance door in the upper wing, passing over the lower wing and terminating as a dramatic cantilevered panoramic viewing platform.
Open-plan Lounge / Dining / Kitchen space on the lower wing with floor to ceiling glazing onto an external concrete platt allows visual connection into the gardens, Gareloch view and mountains beyond.
New suspended chimney breast hangs over a polished concrete hearth as a foil to the horizontal layers.
The entrance composition has strong Japanese notes, in a broadly symmetrical arrangement, with relief panels either side framed within a bold dark grey render band.
The old pitched roofs were replaced with flat/monopitch singly-ply pvc system with a bespoke PPC aluminium gutter shape to define the roof-edges.